We spent the first part of Wednesday inking. Most people were at least started on inks so we went down to the library on the 2nd floor and photocopied reductions of a few pages. There are two reasons to do this and I think they’re a crucial step in the process of finalizing your pages:
- You get an idea of how your work is going to look reduced to print size. Often you’ll see that you need a heavier line but you might also find that drawings that looked wonky while big sit nicely on the page once they’re reduced a bit
- If you have your lettering and your basic line art done, now is a great time to make copies and test out details like spotting blacks and adding tones.
That’s what we see in these first two photos: a reduced photocopy of one of Kelly’s pages with blacks roughed in with a brush…
…and Kelly more carefully transferring those ideas onto the bristol board. (She’s planning to draw those stars in panel three in white ink.)
Ya Ting had been drawing with a thin pen line but after looking at her photocopies she switched to a brush for a slightly thicker line and solid (rather than scribbled in) blacks:
Richard had finished a complete pass on his inking and was working on refining and clarifying some drawings as well as making corrections here and there:
A few students are still working on their pencils—inevitably everyone has their own pace and working style even disregarding external factors that might come into play—but they are determined to finish in time to make their minis and I believe they’ll pull it off.
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